Review of Kennesaw State women's softball program completed

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Review of Kennesaw State women's softball program completed

KENNESAW, Ga. (Aug 3, 2016) — Officials in Kennesaw State’s Title IX Office have completed an internal review of the women’s softball program, and University officials have terminated the team’s head coach Torrence “Tory” Acheson, effective August 3, 2016.

The review, which was initiated immediately following concerns outlined in an anonymous letter sent to members of the University’s administration, found that Acheson had violated the sexual harassment provision of Kennesaw State’s Sexual Misconduct Policy by making a series of inappropriate comments to members of the team.

“We are extremely disappointed in Coach Acheson’s behavior and apologize to our student-athletes and their parents. This type of conduct simply will not be tolerated at Kennesaw State,” said Kennesaw State’s Interim President Houston D. Davis.

Based on the review, the University has also identified several opportunities for improvement in its Title IX compliance. The University will be instituting changes to improve processes including increased department Title IX training, new reporting structures, and the development of enhanced departmental protocols.

“These improvements will establish the necessary steps to improve accountability and oversight to ensure that our student-athletes are receiving the proper care and support they need to be successful both on and off the playing field,” said Davis.


 

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